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By Kent Larsen

Number of Mormon Casualties at Five

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The number of Mormon casualties in Tuesday's terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center and on the Pentagon stands at five as two additional casualties have come to light. While the identities of these most recent people are not know, Mormon News' sources say one New York area LDS Church member who worked in the World Trade Center is missing and the LDS Church has reported that another Church member is among those missing at the Pentagon.

The New York church member belongs to the Richmond Hill District, located in Queens, New York, part of New York City. Reports indicate that this member worked on the 107th floor of one of the towers. This victim's identity has not been released. Meanwhile, the LDS Church News reports that two church members who were in the Pentagon at the time of the attack are unaccounted for. One of these was earlier identified by Mormon News as Brady Howell, a civilian employee of the Navy. The identity of the second victim has not been released.

In addition to Howell, these victims join two on board American Airlines Flight 11 which was hijacked and flown into one of the World Trade Center towers. Mary Alice Wahlstrom, 75, of Kaysville and her daughter Carolyn Beug, 48, of Los Angeles were returning to Los Angeles from Boston after helping Beug's twin daughters get settled at Rhode Island School of Design. Wahlstrom then planned to return to Utah alone.

Beug was a filmmaker and video producer who worked for Disney in Hollywood where she won acclaim for working on the film "Pocahontas" and for the '90s Van Halen video "Right Now." She was also working on a children's book, the story of Noah's Ark told from the point of view of Noah's wife. In addition to her twin daughters, Beug is survived by a 14-year-old son and her husband, John Beug, who is a senior vice president in charge of filmed production for Warner Bros.' record division.

Wahlstrom was a volunteer usher at Temple Square and member of the Kaysville 17th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Another granddaughter, Maryann Wahlstrom, 21, was waiting for a van to pick her up from the Missionary Training Center to fly to her mission in Germany when she was informed all flights had been cancelled. When she called home she learned that her grandmother and aunt were on board the hijacked flights, "It is unbelievable," Maryann Wahlstrom. "You can never imagine something like this could happen."

The identified Pentagon victim, Brady Howell, 26, was a returned missionary who served in Spain's Canary Islands. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science and went on to earn a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. From there he took an assignment as a Presidential Management Intern working for the Chief of Naval Operations where he worked as a Strength Planner for the Enlisted Plans and Policy Branch. He was married and a member of the Crystal City Ward in Arlington, Virginia.

In addition to these Mormon victims, another victim had an LDS family member. Louis "Neil" Mariani was on United flight 175 traveling to Los Angeles for the wedding of his step daughter, Gina Corcoran, in the Los Angeles Temple. His wife, Ellen Mariani was traveling on another plane, which was grounded in Chicago where she learned that her husband had been killed. A Mormon family in Chicago invited her to stay with them until she could get to California. At her mother's insistence, Gina, 25, went ahead with her plans to marry Christopher Bronley, 22, on Saturday.


Wedding goes on despite tragedy
San Jose CA Mercury News (AP) 16Sep01 P2
Mother of L.A. bride lost her husband aboard flight 175

Husband worried about wife flying alone
Derry NH News 14Sep01 P2
By Chris Dornin: Drry News Staff
He was aboard plane that crashed into World Trade Tower

Family suffers tragic loss
LDS Church News 15Sep01 P2
By Julie Dockstader Heaps: Church News staff writer

Two LDS Pentagon workers missing
LDS Church News 15Sep01 P2
By Jason Swensen: Church News staff writer


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